Finding balance

Life has been crazy the last few weeks to say the least which has meant the blog has been left a little quiet- sorry! Mummy and Alice time Firstly, Alice came home from holiday with her Dad and I wanted to soak up every minute with her before she started pre-school. I took the week off work and we went to the cinema, played, shopped for school and finished the week off with a trip to Cadbury World. Highly recommended by the way, even if Alice was most excited about playing in the park at the end! For an almost…

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My time as a single mum- Sharing time

I know I usually write about issues I faced during the two years I was parenting solo in this column, but this post is about a challenge I will continue to face as a result of my break up- splitting Alice’s time with her Dad. Last week I dropped Alice off at the airport for her annual trip to America with him, he has family there so inevitably this will be a yearly thing and I have to do my best to manage with all those miles between us. Family trips to America would have always been on the cards…

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Badger’s Parting Gifts

Almost three months ago we said goodbye to my beloved Grandma. She passed away comfortable and surrounded by family in the Hospice that I work for after being diagnosed with terminal Leukaemia eight weeks previously. Having that time with her meant that we were able to say everything we wanted to and have all the right conversations but one of my biggest worries and causes of upset was how I would tell Alice her Granny wasn’t with us anymore. Recently one of my best friends lost a Grandparent and came to me for advice about how I explained it to…

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My time as a single Mum- Dating

I started writing this series reflecting on my time as a single mum and life has taken over slightly but I’m happy to unveil part 2. I’ve thought long and hard about what topic to cover next and having just moved in with my fella it’s easy to forget the many bad dates, hilarious online dating profiles and time spent feeling like I had missed the boat that got me here so this one is all about dating. I spent two years being single Mum to Alice and hard as it was I have so many good memories of my…

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My Time as a Single Mum Part 1

I’m currently emerging from 2 years of single parenthood and thought I would use my blog to share my thoughts from the other side. During my time tackling this parenting gig solo I learnt so much and read a lot from other single parents going through it, but less about what happens if you choose for that time to be up. I’m intrigued to know how newly coupled up parents reflect on and feel about their time as a single parent, how they transitioned from single to couple again and how they helped their children navigate the changes in family…

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